Red Wine Lafou El Sender 2017

Red wine from Terra Alta. Grenache, Syrah & Morenillo aged for 6 months in oak barrels.

Oak. 6 Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Morenillo, Syrah,
Wineries: Lafou Celler
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Availability: In stock

€10.20
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Produced in Terra Alta, southern Catalonia, Lafou El Sender is made from an interesting blend of Grenache, Syrah and the indigenous, long-forgotten, gentle Morenillo.

Increasingly used by winemakers, Morenillo is a grape that produces remarkably fresh, delicate wines.That's always a treasurable quality, but even more so in Terra Alta, where summers are agonizingly hot.

Harvested by hand, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Destemmed and gently crushed, after the completion of alcoholic fermentation Lafou El Sender 2017 was aged for 6 months in 80% French and 20% Central European oak barrels 1 to 4 years of age.

Drink this red wine from Terra Alta produced by the LaFou winery from now until 2022.

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Appearance

The wine Lafou El Sender has a clean, bright, dark cherry colour with a reddish rim.

Nose

Unconventionally elegant, El Sender by Lafou Celler shows fresh and delicate nuances of red and black fruit, alongside notes of balsam, menthol, dried flowers and lavender. Quite original.

Palate

Savoury and fresh, with focus and tension. This red wine by Celler Lafou has an excellent balance, with a very good acidity and some gentle tannins. Besides the red fruit, there are suggestions of flowers, pomegranate and cocoa. Long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

Very well crafted, with a judiciously restrained use of wood, the little-known Lafou El Sender 2017 has a distinctive character and great drinkability.

OTHER VINTAGES

Lafou El Sender 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Lafou El Sender 2014:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 91.

Lafou El Sender 2013:

Peñín 92. Decanter 91.

Lafou El Sender 2012:

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Oak
Type of ageing Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Name of Award Gilbert & Gaillard 2018: Medalla de oro.
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Syrah 30%, Morenillo 10%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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2 Reviews
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Buy this vintage after vintage. Gobsmackingly good!!
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
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Incredible wine for the price. Full-bodied but also very fresh -is it the Morenillo? Very good with meat.
Review by (Posted on 6 September 2017)
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